Certificate in Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Ecologists & Field Biologists

University of Oxford

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Completion: 5 Weeks
Distance: Distance Education
Commitment: Part-Time


This tutor-led ecological statistics course provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principles and methods used by ecologists and field biologists. It will appeal to a variety of practitioners in environmental science and management who want to improve their ability to display ecological data, and to use descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse the results from field surveys.

The course introduces students to the use of the following software: QED statistics and R. R is a free software environment for statistical computing, and can run on a wide variety of backgrounds; QED offers an easy to follow way of exploring a variety of statistical methods, with step-by-step calculations, and extensive built-in help. It is particularly useful for those with little prior mathematical knowledge. Please see below for IT Requirements.

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